Every summer, Tim and I like to add something new to the yard for the wee ones. One year it was a dragon swing, another year log balance beams. There have been pools and play structures, fairy gardens and water fountains. This year we bought a Slackline from Bella Luna Toys. What, you may ask, is a slackline, or more importantly, slacklining? According to Wikipedia "Slacklining is a practice in balance that uses nylon webbing tensioned between two anchor points. Slacklining is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut (although it is still under some tension); it is instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline."
I was thrilled when I got it in last week. Michelle, not so much so...
Michelle: (Going all wild-eyed and the right side of her mouth twitching.) Are you crazy? The recital is this weekend.
Michelle: Kids keep coming into the dance studio with ankles wrapped or on crutches. They're dropping like flies!
Michelle: MOM! The girls are in 8 dances. We bought 8 costumes. They aren't doing anything remotely risky...Read more